The California Police Athletic Federation (CPAF), a non-profit organization committed to promoting sport and physical fitness among first responders, is thrilled to announce this year’s US Police & Fire Championships presented by Bio-One, happening Saturday, June 11 through Sunday, June 19 at various venues. The games will feature athletes competing in over 40 sports across 30 venues in the greater San Diego County, including golf, baseball, cornhole, dodgeball, tennis, swimming, CrossFit and more.
‘After holding a modified event last year, we are thrilled to be returning to San Diego for our 55th season of the games,’ says Larry Collins, President of the California Police Athletic Federation. ‘The mission of the California Police Athletic Federation is to unite public safety athletes and provide them with the ultimate in an Olympic-style athletic experience. The focus is to encourage health and wellness among all public safety personnel and create lifelong memories for the athletes, their families, and the communities they serve.’
The US Police & Fire Championships are an Olympic-style competition for first responders and public safety personnel across the United States. This annual event draws thousands of athletes representing law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, custom and correctional officers, as well as full-time employees (active and retired) of any eligible agency or organization in the capacity of 9-1-1 dispatchers, detention-custodial officers, crime scene investigators, or lifeguards. These games provide a welcome connection between public safety personnel from varied backgrounds and cultures and offer the opportunity to develop camaraderie and celebrate the human spirit at its very best.
In addition to the return of over 40+ crowd-pleasing sporting events, this year’s games will also add Disc Golf to the line-up and multi-day tournaments of Cornhole, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and CrossFit. The CPAF is also proud to announce the picturesque golf venues of Torrey Pines, Maderas Golf Club,and The Crossings at Carlsbad. The games will also be adding brand-new technology to two of its sporting events. The Golf tournament will be using Golf Genius, a cloud-based software that features Live Mobile Scoring allowing golfers to log their scores via the Golf Genius app on their smartphone for instant calculation of results and live leader boards. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu will be using Smoothcomp, the world’s best tournament software for combat sports.
The US Police & Fire Championships is one of three events that the California Police Athletic Federation presents, in addition to the bi-annual World Police & Fire Games and the brand-new First Responders Relay, which debuted last year. To learn more about the California Police Athletic Federation and its games, please visit www.cpaf.org